#SOL19: Day 15 SOLSC

The View

Perspective . . .

What did I learn in geometry?

What is the role of a triangle?

So much glass

So many shapes

Is it to see in?

Is it to see out?

Everything open?

Everything closed?

How many are there?

How many should there be?

What is the strongest shape?

How high can it go?

What if one suffers from acrophobia?

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Just a few wonderings from a small town resident . . .

What are you wondering today? 

What have you noticed that has you curious?




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15 responses

  1. Modeling questions seems so much more important these days, when I find a lack of wonder and curiosity among many students. Thanks for the perspective!

    1. Curiosity seems to spark more curiosity! 🙂

  2. Love this image and love that you are looking for math in your world. Such interesting combinations of shapes here that not only foster questions for yourself and conversations with others.

    1. Mandy,
      It’s such a contrast to my berm home in a timber and the nearby town with nothing taller than two stories. And a bit of fallout from pi day . . . the utility of math in our daily lives!

  3. Awesome thinking about math. I am teaching fractions now, and I’m going to have to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. You are welcome!
      Wondering what the “first draft” for this building design looked like?

  4. Your poem really got me thinking today, Fran. “Is it to see in or to see out”; “everything open, everything closed.” Do most of us who write and post publicly live in glass houses?

    1. Diane,
      I’m super confident that my deer at home think they have seen the most bizarre human interactions. I often wonder if folks in cities also think they have “seen everything” . . .Interesting… whose song – “to keep people out, or to keep people in” . . . signs, signs, everywhere signs! Five Man Electrical Band . . .

  5. One thing about teachers, Fran, is that they can formulate a lesson almost out of anything. Plus that lesson is not just tied to one subject matter. I think it would be interesting to use with preservice teachers to see how many and what kinds of lessons they could come up from just a simple observation.

    1. Love this . . .
      Inquiry to begin with . . . what did you first think of? and then in small groups or with partner – what other content areas? ❤ this! Fabulous idea!

  6. Married to an architect, I am hyper aware of my built environment. So glad you added the photo after posing LOTS of thoughtful questions. So much to ponder as we glance at the buildings around us. and of course, it makes me appreciate all the husband’s profession creates!

    1. Sally,
      Of course you notice because even your home is so exquisitely designed. Have you guessed where I am? ❤

  7. I LOVE this! It makes us think about everyday things in a different way. I might use this layout today 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  8. I know that view … love the poem format for your slice.

    1. Such a fun view
      ☆☆☆

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